Ice Cream Crawl: The rocky road less traveled

While some people have been screaming about Spring Break coming to an end, more people on campus have been screaming for ice cream with the re-opening of Dari Barn. Ice cream season has officially begun, despite the fact that Dairy Queen remains closed and Tyrone Greenfield ’11 graduated. For the first time in four years,…

fun. retruns to iowa city

The name “fun.” is an understatement. The indie pop band, famous for its hit single “We Are Young,” performed a stunning show at Iowa City’s sold out Blue Moose Tap House on Monday, April 9. Singer Nate Ruess owned the intimate venue.  The ecstatic tenor bounded and even leapt across the stage with a wild…

Harris gets Gritty

Most film watchers cringe at sequels, prequels, and remakes. It is extremely difficult to build upon a movie and make it better, especially if the original was a classic or an Oscar favorite. When the Coen brothers, known for “The Big Lebowski” and “No Country for Old Men,” chose to direct “True Grit,” a remake…

Wirsing Preaches Poems

As she performed her poetry in Herrick Chapel this past Monday, spoken word poet Katie Wirsing had her audience’s complete attention, whether making them guffaw with her humorous anecdotes or rendering them enraptured with her emotionally charged poems. Wirsing opened the show with a casual rapport with the audience members. She described her voyage to…

A meditation on slacktivism

It’s so easy to be a slacktivist. When you see something on Facebook or Twitter that moves you or interest you, you can re-post, like a status, type a hashtag within seconds. Maybe you don’t consider it activism; the  term “slacktivist” seems irrelevant. Your re-post was simply a characteristic of our generation’s impulse to share…

Getting down with the Android and iOS

While Microsoft has been making noise about its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, Android and iOS are still the big players in town. If you’re getting a new tablet or smartphone, you’ll likely be choosing between one of these two. While there’s no shortage of devices you can play with on either side, here’s a…